11/06/2003

Pensioner attacked during burglary of her home

A 90-year-old woman was assaulted during a burglary of her home in Ballygowan, Co Down last night.

The woman was confronted by a teenager after hearing noise in her kitchen.

The youth then assaulted the elderly woman before escaping into an alley at the back of the house.

Police believe an accomplice then joined the assailant.

A sum of money was later found to be missing from the woman's bedroom.

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